Algonquin College, Nunavut Arctic College formalize agreement
Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017
OTTAWA — Today the President of Algonquin College, Cheryl Jensen, and the President of Nunavut Arctic College, Joe Adla Kunuk, formalized a new partnership that will facilitate the sharing of programs and learning resources between the two Colleges.
“We are eager to collaborate with Nunavut Arctic College to provide students, both here in Ontario and also in Nunavut, with new opportunities,” said Jensen. “Algonquin College is committed to academic collaborations that allow Indigenous students, and all students, to reach their full potential, and to gain the skills they need for the future.”
Nunavut Arctic College and Algonquin College have a shared goal to provide programs that are reflective and inclusive of Indigenous peoples in Canada and that prepare a flexible and resilient workforce. The signing of the Letter of Intent between the Colleges will create new opportunities for cooperation and provide shared learning opportunities for both students and faculty members.
“This new relationship between our Colleges is reflective of our priorities for post-secondary education and training,” said Kunuk. “These opportunities in education will help develop a skilled and engaged workforce that will contribute to our collective growth in today’s economy.”
The agreement takes effect immediately and will remain in place for three years before it must be renewed.
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Jean-Guy Fréchette, Associate Director, Government and Stakeholder Relations
Office: 613-727-4723 ext. 6427
About Algonquin College and Nunavut Arctic University:
The mission of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. Algonquin College, an Ontario public sector community college, does this by offering hands-on, digitally connected, experiential learning in more than 185 programs. Based in the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario.
Nunavut Arctic College has a strong commitment to provide high quality educational opportunities to all residents of Nunavut. The College has five campuses: Nunatta Campus, including Piqqusilirivvik in Clyde River, the Nunavut Research Institute Science Campus in Iqaluit, Kivalliq Campus and the Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet and the Kitikmeot Campus, located in Cambridge Bay.